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Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens

AbstractThe HPA Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens (LEP) is the national Reference Centre for England and Wales for pathogenic enteric bacteria. The LEP receives bacterial isolates, and clinical specimens, as faeces and sera, from HPA, National Health Service and other laboratories throughout the UK, including commercial laboratories serving medical, veterinary, food and water industry customers. The Laboratory is the WHO Collaborating Centre for Phage Typing and Drug Resistance of Enterobacteria and is the co-ordinating laboratory centre for the European Union-funded Enter-net project. The LEP provides reference services for Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Helicobacter spp., Shigella spp., Vibrio spp. and Yersinia spp. Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance covers all these organisms.
Date of publishing01/22/2002
Date of last review by us01/10/2005
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